Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, we've noticed she has an obsession with our feet. Anytime we take off our shoes she's immediately sniffing them and sometimes we find her sleeping in our shoes throughout the day. Kalista seems to find enjoyment playing with shoelaces, sticking her full face into our shoes and kicking the shoes around the apartment. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats like Feet? Do They like the Smell?
It's not uncommon for a chinchilla owner to become interested in adopting another chinchilla. Chinchillas, being the social creatures that they are, do well with other chinchillas, making the idea of adopting another one... or two, more appealing. Chinchillas, unlike betta fish, are not (usually) hostile to their own and thus pet parents don't need to worry as much when … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If My Chinchilla Is Pregnant?
Chinchillas are by far one of the softest and most furry animals I've touched to this day. If you're the proud owner of a chinchilla, I'm sure you know by now that there is nothing in comparison to petting your chinchilla... and I have two cats who love to be pet! A chinchilla's fur is their prize possession not only because of how soft it is, but because it acts as a layer … [Read more...] about Why Is My Chinchilla Losing Hair? Is My Chinchilla Sick?
I didn't grow up around many pets, so I had no concept of an animal overeating. For example, I thought that you could leave food out for your cats all day and your cats would portion control to make sure that they never ran out of food and starved later. But that's something I quickly learned wasn't true. I remember my sister telling me a story about … [Read more...] about How Often to Feed Betta Fish? Can I Overfeed A Betta Fish?
There comes a time in every pet parent's life where one of their cats gets themselves in a mess. Your cat knocks over a container of food that you were trying to put away, your cat comes back extremely dirty from being outside, your cat just underwent surgery and is currently... well... incontinent. While cats are usually extremely cleanly, making sure to clean … [Read more...] about Can You Use Human Shampoo on Cats? Is It Safe?
It can be scary when your betta fish stops eating especially if they are also acting lethargic. Betta fish are usually fairly active fish, although bettas do take short periods of time when they sleep, nap and rest, it is not normal for betta fish to lay at the bottom of the tank, especially not in the open where they feel exposed. While betta fish do love hiding … [Read more...] about Betta Fish Not Eating and Laying at Bottom? What’s Wrong & How to Help!
Whether you work for a shelter, recently adopted a cat, your cat has become an elder or your cat has developed a condition that causes them to lose a lot of weight, almost everyone has been in a situation where they have had to ask how they can make a frail or skinny cat gain weight. Weight control can feel like one of the most daunting tasks to take on, especially if … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Cat Gain Weight? What Are the Best Foods?
Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, no cardboard box that enters our apartment is safe. For example, we've had a box of floorboards in our living room since we moved in and Kalista has chipped at the box slowly finally exposing what the planks look like. I swear, if we didn't open our packages immediately, she would open them for us like a kid on Christmas … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Chew Cardboard Boxes? Is it Normal?
It's no secret that our youngest, Kalista, is a big attention seeker. Although Kalista is not much of a cuddler or a cat who likes to be held, she does love lots of belly rubs and every so often wants... well no... demands to sit in your lap even if you're busy working. Throughout the day Kalista will follow me around the apartment, come into a room and headbutt me. and if I … [Read more...] about My Cat Wants Too Much Attention. Is That Normal? Is It Okay?
"Wouldn't it be amazing if cats could talk?" It's something my mom always says when she can't understand what her cat, Walker, is saying. I agree with my mom, it would be really cool if cats could talk to us in our native language! Though that being said, cats are actually fairly communicative in other ways and some of these ways become fairly obvious when we take the time to … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Growl? Is My Cat Angry? Does My Cat Hate Me?